AAAE/HDR Webinar

Health and Resiliency in Aviation

Applying Health Care Principles to The Future of Airports

August 18, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET | Virtual


The impacts from the global pandemic have required the aviation industry to take a different approach to the design and function of airports. COVID-19 may be the most impactful public health crisis in recent memory but it is generally agreed that our world will likely encounter other public health crises in the future. With this in mind, airport operators, like health care facilities, have the opportunity to position their facilities and their organization’s response protocols to automatically respond to changing risk profiles. A structured and layered approach to mitigate the transmission and spread of disease based on fluctuating risk assessments in an airport’s own physical environment could provide increased safety measures to travelers and airport employees.

This session brings experts on health care design, airport design and infectious disease control together with executive directors to outline technical, operational, and behavioral strategies based on current health best practices to help airports respond to their immediate needs, near-term needs and needs that will undoubtedly arise in the future.


This webinar is free to AAAE members and $65 for non-members. Advance registration is now closed. If you need assistance, contact


Mr. Chris Bormann, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP

East Region Health Director
Lawrenceville, NJ

Chris leads HDR’s health architecture practice in the eastern United States and is among the firm’s senior thought leaders in healthcare architecture. With a 30-year career dedicated to contributing thoughtful healthcare design solutions to the community, Chris is well-respected for his excellent communication and leadership skills, engaging, hands-on management and ability to build strong, driven teams of specialized healthcare experts to help health systems achieve their strategic objectives. Chris’s passion in healthcare planning and design began with an extensive hospital administrative residency through the Office of the Army Surgeon General, after which he was trained on the design and construction of large hospital projects as a health facility planning officer. An aspirational, yet highly organized thinker, Chris has extensive experience in planning, master planning and designing complex healthcare facilities for community and academic healthcare organizations and a particular strength for strategic master planning of integrated healthcare networks.


Mr. Doug Carney, AIA, MBA

Senior Vice President, Real Estate, Facilities and Operations
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Mr. Carney is the Senior Vice-President for, Real Estate, Facilities & Operations at Mass General Brigham – Brigham and Women’s Hospital and held a similar position at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He previously served as a non-voting member of the CHOP Trustees Finance and Capital Program Committee and Buildings and Grounds sub-committee. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia over $3 billion in projects under Carny’s leadership. The operating budget managed by Carney including energy is $152 million and capital budgets have averaged $275 million annually. Mr. Carney has significant Capital Program Management and Construction Project Consulting experience and has held a Clinical Professor faculty appointment to Drexel University in Philadelphia since 2004, teaching in the College of Engineering. Carney has guest lectured at the Widener University MBA program and the Wharton School’s Zell Lurie Real Estate Program and been an invited speaker nationally. Mr. Carney’s professional achievements include providing key leadership and strategic vision for completion of the Wharton School construction in San Francisco and Philadelphia. Mr. Carney has specialized in developing and provided strategic leadership for highly effective cross functional teams in capital projects, facilities operations, and real estate environments in large institutional settings. Mr. Carney has led efforts to systematize and developed innovative management plans for tracking major capital programs and construction management efforts for large, complex projects in the Educational, Healthcare and Corporate Markets and enjoys a record of exceeding stakeholder expectations through careful success planning and outstanding management in construction and facilities management. Prior to joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Mr. Carney has managed the fiscal planning, operational, capital budgeting, and cost control efforts for over $900 million in new construction and for $8 million dollars annual operating budgets in, facilities and real estate management. Mr. Carney has led the hospital due diligence acquisition team for site and facility assessment and multi-year capital planning for the Frankford Hospital Bucks County purchase while reinvented operations & maintenance systems with an innovative design for a staffing plan which improved effectiveness and internal/external customer satisfaction with hospital operations and facilities management. Mr. Carney has led the preparation of initial Join Commission (JCAHO) environment of care surveys. Mr. Carney has practiced as an architect for over 36 years thus gaining extensive project experience with contract management, site analysis, master planning, feasibility & zoning studies, space needs & program development, code analysis and compliance studies, as well as project scheduling.


Mr. Bruce J. Goetz, A.A.E.

Vice President, Operations / Chief Operating Officer
Tucson Airport Authority
Tucson, AZ

Bruce Goetz is the Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer at Tucson International Airport. Prior to joining the Tucson team, he was Director of Operations at Denver International Airport for 5 years and oversaw the Airfield, Ramp Tower and Terminal Ops teams. Prior to DEN, Bruce was the Director of Operations at Paine Field Airport in Everett Washington for 22 years where he was responsible for construction, security, access control, technology, noise abatement and FAA regulatory compliance. Paine Field is also the home of the Boeing Companies wide body assembly lines for the 747, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft. Bruce is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Airport Administration. He is also an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and also served on AAAE’s Board of Examiners for 10 years. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AAAE.


Ms. Rebecca L. Hupp, A.A.E.

Airport Director
Boise Airport
Boise, ID

Rebecca L. Hupp Rebecca L. Hupp, Director, Boise Airport, was appointed to her current position in April of 2012. She is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operation and long-term planning and development of the Airport. Rebecca was previously the Airport Director of Bangor International Airport located in Bangor, Maine. Prior to that Ms. Hupp held several positions including Airport Manager of the Aberdeen Regional Airport in South Dakota and several key positions with the Kansas City Aviation Department including operations, marketing and business development. In addition to her duties as Airport Director, Ms. Hupp serves on a variety nonprofit boards and industry trade group organizations. Rebecca is an accredited member of the American Association of Airport Executives and was elected to its Board in 2015. She is the President for the Northwest Chapter of AAAE, as well as a past-president of the Northeast Chapter. In addition, Rebecca currently serves on the Boise Chamber’s Executive Committee, the Idaho Military Advisory Committee, and the Idaho Freight Advisory Committee. She is the immediate past chair of the Boise Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and currently serves as the Chair of the Idaho Lung Association. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University.


Mr. Carter B. Morris

Executive Vice President, AAAE Services
Alexandria, VA

Carter Morris is Executive Vice President, AAAE Services, at the American Association of Airport Executives. Carter leads the association’s operations, services and solutions including, finance, information services, the Transportation Security Clearinghouse and Training and Technology Services. Carter helped develop and shape numerous initiatives within the industry including the nation’s first domestic known traveler program as well as the formation the AAAE Transportation Security Clearinghouse which facilitates the background vetting for aviation workers nationwide. He played key roles in several cooperative initiatives between government and the aviation industry since 2001, including supporting Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta’s aviation industry Rapid Response Team in the weeks following 9/11 and most recently as Chairman of the TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee. Carter previously oversaw AAAE’s Transportation Security Policy and Regulatory Affairs efforts focusing on all aspects of federal regulatory issues facing airports, including security, environmental, economic, and safety issues. Before joining AAAE, Carter worked in the White House and in public affairs for the General Services Administration. He holds a degree in public affairs from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Annapolis, Maryland.


Mr. William R. Peduzzi, P.E.

Aviation Director
Pittsburgh, PA

Equipped with a proven career working at airports of all sizes and a lifelong love of everything aviation and aerospace, Bill leads the strategy to continue expanding HDR’s aviation practice. He focuses on project delivery, operations and business development for our growing list of airport, airfield and related consulting services. Bill’s nearly 30 years of experience includes major infrastructure improvement projects at many large international and general aviation airports. He led the pursuit, capture and establishment of two multi-billion dollar airport programs: the Program Management Office (PMO) for the $5.6 billion Capacity Enhancement Program at Philadelphia International Airport, and the Construction Management program for the $6.1 billion ATLNext program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest. In both cases, Bill’s collaborative acumen eventually led him to serve as the joint venture board chair.